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Manchester pair arrested on suspicion of murdering toddler

  •  Police said the 22-month-old girl had ‘unexplained injuries’ and died in hospital
  •  A woman, 34, and a man , 28, both from the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, are being investigated for murder
  •  The dead young girl’s family are being supported by officers, police said

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a toddler in south Manchester. Police say the 22-month-old girl had ‘unexplained injuries’.

Emergency services were called to Somerton Avenue just before 2pm on Sunday to reports that a child was having ‘a medical episode’.

She was taken to hospital, but despite the best efforts of medics she sadly died.

Police were called to the Wythenshawe area on Sunday afternoon following reports that a 22-month-old girl was having a ‘medical episode’ 

Police arrested a 34-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder in relation to the girl's death

Police arrested a 34-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder in relation to the girl’s death

The girl lived in Somerton Avenue in the south of Manchester

The girl lived in Somerton Avenue in the south of Manchester

Detectives launched an investigation into her death and on Thursday night arrested a 34-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Wythenshawe, on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, from GMP’s Major Incident Team (MIT), said the young girl’s family were being supported by officers.

‘Investigations into all deaths are upsetting but when a young child is involved it is truly heart-breaking.’ he said.

 ‘We currently have specially trained officers supporting this little girl’s loved ones at this difficult time and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this distressing incident.

‘We also have a dedicated team of detectives working to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

‘If you know something or believe you might have some information about this death, then please contact us immediately.’

Anyone with any information can call MIT on 0161 856 6777.

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